Art Professor Doug Calisch sent an email to the campus earlier in the week.  One of his art majors, Will Skertic ’11, would be doing his senior art project (executive summary: pouring 2000 degree molten brass into molds he had designed and made) on March 18th in the Fine Arts Building.  I had heard about this once before and wanted to watch it in person.  I had already completed my Advancement mail run for the day so off I went.

Will Skertic '11 pours the 2000 degree brass into one of his molds

I had no idea how cool it would be!  Will was helped by Evan Bayless ’12 and Callum Davies ’11 and instructed by Professor Doug Calisch.  The absolute best part was watching the four of them work together.  They were in it as a team.  (One of the six molds was Doug’s creation.)

Yes!!! Doug Calisch is proud of Will's work.

It was neat to see the creative genius of Will coming through.  It was just as cool to see the pride in Doug as he looked on at Will’s work.  It was also cool that, on a spring Friday afternoon, Evan and Callum were there to help a friend.

Made a bad week a good one!